Celebration & Utsavas

Gita Jayanti observed on Margshirsh Shukla Ekadashi to revisit  our base of Gita study for making life purposeful and to nourish ourselves with the vision of our Rishis.

ॐ पार्थाय प्रतिबोधितां भगवता नारायणेन स्वयं
व्यासेन ग्रथितां पुराणमुनिना मध्येमहाभारतम्।
अद्वैतामृतवर्षिणीं भगवतीमष्टादशाध्यायिनीम्
अम्ब त्वामनुसन्दधामि भगवद्गीते भवद्वेषिणीम्॥१॥

AUM pArthAya pratibodhitAM bhagavatA nArAyaNena svayaM
vyAsena grathitAM purANamuninA madhyemahAbhAratam.
advaitAmRRitavarShiNIM bhagavatImaShTAdashAdhyAyinIm
amba tvAmanusandadhAmi bhagavadgIte bhavadveShiNIm ||1||

AUM. O Bhagavad Gita, with which Partha was illumined by Lord Narayana Himself, and which was composed within the Mahabharata by the ancient sage, Vyasa, O Divine Mother, the destroyer of rebirth, the showerer of the nectar of Advaita, and consisting of eighteen discourses—upon Thee, O Gita, O affectionate Mother, I meditate!

 
Namostu te vyaasa vishaalabuddhe phullaaravindaayatapatranetra;
Yena twayaa bhaaratatailapoornah prajwaalito jnaanamayah pradeepah.

Salutations unto thee, O Vyasa, of broad intellect and with eyes like the petals of a full-blown lotus, by whom the lamp of knowledge, filled with the oil of the Mahabharata, has been lighted!

Objectives

  • To nourish ourselves with the vision of our Rishis
  • To popularize Gita’s study for purposeful life, for National Resurgence.

Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

 

Observed on Ashad Poornima to inculcate respect & pride towards our forefathers; remembrance of our Guru - Ishwara - to prepare ourselves as an instrument in his hands to do his work with attitude of Sadhana.



Objectives

  • To acquaint with our Guru Tradition and to know about Guru Omkar
  • To reconnect with Ishwara and to remind ourselves and to remind that we are his work.

Programs

Bhajans, lectures and discussions on Guru-Shishya tradition and its contemporary significance.
Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Observed on 19 November - Ekanathji Jayanti. Remembering the founder of Vivekananda Kendra, studying his vision and rededicating ourselves to the mission of Nation building.

Objectives

  • To pay homage to the founder of Vivekananda Kendra, Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade
  • The divine Bharat is destined to guide the world. So in this Ishwari Karya of National Resurgence Karyakarta is the chosen instrument. When the Karyakartas work with this Sadhanabhava it becomes their Sadhana.

Programs:

Annual meeting of the Karyakartas organised and taking up the responsibilities - dayitva grahan.
Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

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Swami Vivekananda, after his wandering all over India, came to Kanyakumari and sat in meditation on 25,26 and 27 December 1892. Here he felt inspiration to at tend and address the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893.

Objectives

  • To bring the focus of our youth to the Dynamics of our Motherland, Her great present strength and also Her destiny to guide the world.
  • To spread the message of Swami Vivekananda amongst the public
  • To focus on cultural traditions.
  • To pay homage to all those who laid their lives for the protection of our Motherland.


Observed from 25th December to 12th January every year to awaken national consciousness among the youth focusing on the strengths of our Nation.



Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

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Swami Vivekananda in his lectures at Chicago starting from 11 September 1893 gave a call for Universal Brotherhood. He said that the man on this earth has continued too long to be fanatic about insisting that his religion alone was true and other religions being false had no right to exist. He also stressed that as long as this situation persists there can be only bloodshed in the name of religion and no brotherhood which, the practice of religion should actually bring about, would be possible.

At present though it appears that fanaticism and terrorism is engulfing the whole world, actually it is like the flame that flickers the brightest before getting extinguished. Swami Vivekananda had said that, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendants, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled this earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these possible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time has come…”

Objectives

  • To bring the focus of our youth to the Dynamics of our Motherland, Her great present strength and also Her destiny to guide the world.
  • To spread the message of Swami Vivekananda amongst the public
  • To focus on cultural traditions
  • To pay homage to all those who laid their lives for the protection of our Motherland.

Programs:

Competitions in school, colleges; seminars, group discussions, in-depth study of Swamiji's teachings.

Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Recent Celebration & Utsavs

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र ग्वालियर द्वारा विमर्श का अायोजन
विवेकानन्द केन्द्र ग्वालियर द्वारा विमर्श का अायोजन

ग्वालियर। यदि हम अच्छा समाज चाहते तो हमें कुछ समय निःश्वार्थ से समाज निर्माण कार्यो में देना होगा। भले ही हमारा स्वाभाव अलग हो किन्तु ईश्वरीय कार्य करने के लिए अपने स्वाभाव में परिवर्तन करना ही होगा। जिस प्रकार विवेकानन्द की अनन्य भक्त भगिनि निवेदिता ने अपने व्यक्तित्व में परिवर्तन कर भारत भक्ति की अनूठी मिसाल पेश की। हम जो भी समय समाज कार्य में दें पूरी श्रद्धाभाव से दें।

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Universal Brotherhood Day Program at Aurangabad

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari's Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) branch organised a programme to commemorate the Universal Brotherhood Day. This year is 125th anniversary of Swamiji's historical Chicago speech. Veteran thinker and  Director of Chanakya Mandal Mr.Avinash Dharmadhikari was chief orator for the programme.

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स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के शिकागो भाषण ने दुनिया को सहिष्णुता और सार्वभौमिक स्वीकृति का पाठ पढ़ाया

11 सितम्बर:: स्वामी विवेकानन्द जी के शिकागो भाषण की 125 वीं वर्षगांठ के अवसर पर विवेकानन्द केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की लखनऊ शाखा द्वारा आज  “विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस” का आयोजन,  लखनऊ विश्व विद्यालय के मालवीय सभागार में सायं 4.30 बजे से किया गया जिसमे बतौर मुख्य अतिथि माननीय श्री राम नाईक , माननीय  राज्यपाल उत्तर प्रदेश, मुख्य वक्ता माननीय न्यायमूर्ति श्री शबीहुल हसनैन, लखनऊ उच्च न्यायालय तथा विशिष्ठ अतिथि श्रीमती संयुक्ता  भाटिया, माननीय महापौर, लखनऊ उपस्थित थीं I

Universal Brotherhood Day at Madurai
Universal Brotherhood Day at Madurai

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari – Madurai Branch had organized several lecture programmes at Balaji Nagar and TVS Nagar Karyalayas, four colleges and one school. The objective of these programmes is to commemorate the message of Universal Brotherhood given by Swami Vivekananda to the Western audience in the Parliament of Religions at Chicago on 11 September, 1893.


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